The primary objective of GBHS is to unite home seekers in the Blue Mountains, Thornbury, and Meaford areas with home providers for the mutual benefit of each. In order to achieve a successful match, we use a team approach, whose members are well-versed in the art of conducting interviews, and a Process Guide.
Here’s what you can expect.
The GBHS team meets with the individual for a personal, private and in-depth intake interview. The interview provides information to assist in the process of acquiring a compatible Home Sharer.
Home seeker home visit
Memorandum of Understanding
The Home Provider and Home Seeker meets with the GBHS Team to create a Memorandum of Understanding Living Arrangement. This agreement is very detailed and establishes the spaces to be shared and those which will be private, what chores are expected of the home seeker in lieu of some rent, what the daily routines of each are and what financial contribution the home seeker will make. It outlines what each side is looking for – whether it’s financial support to cover expenses, companionship, a shared ease of household tasks and responsibilities or a safe and secure living situation with another person – and provides ongoing support.
A disclaimer statement will be signed by both parties which in part states that GBHS does not retain any legal or otherwise responsibility if the match is not successful. The Memorandum is not a lease; it is an agreement made in good faith. There will be ongoing support by GBHS and conflict coaching if required.